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PORTLAND ARBOR DAY

Mt Scott Park- SE 72nd Ave and Harold

Saturday, April 22 2017, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Summary

Join the City of Portland, Portland Parks & Recreation and Urban Forestry, as we celebrate our 40th year as a Tree City USA community!

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Event Types > Community Events

Description

Join the City of Portland, Portland Parks & Recreation and Urban Forestry, as we celebrate our 40th year as a Tree City USA community!

  • Saturday April 22, 2017   |   10am-3pm
  • Mt. Scott Park, at SE 72nd Avenue (between SE Harold and Knight Street)
  • Accessible via the 10,14, and 72 TriMet bus lines

This year's celebration brings the event to Mt. Scott Park in Southeast Portland. Conveniently accessible by bus lines, bicycles and foot (plenty of parking, too), this event will feature multi-cultural performances, music and storytelling, to celebrate the many communities of Portland and our many wordly connections to trees. We will also present the Bill Naito Community Trees Award to one individual and one group for their volunteer work in support of Portland's urban forest.  

Beneath towering Douglas firs, enjoy food from local vendors Tierra del Sol and Sisters Fusion, and participate in activities for the whole family. Explore natural objects from burls to bee hives, participate in an ecological scavenger hunt, print botanical cards, learn about the history of Portland's Urban Forest and connect with our many community and environmental partners. Additionally, we will be giving away tree seedlings, offering bucket truck rides into the tree canopy and demonstrating the art and science of tree climbing!  


Event Schedule

  • 10am: Celebration begins!
    • Tree planting demonstration with Friends of Trees
    • Be the first to sign up for a ride in our Urban Forestry lift truck and see what the trees look like from above!
    • Watch as professional tree climbers begin scaling one of Mt Scott Park's tallest trees!
    • Kids! There's a Scavenger Hunt and prizes to be won! Pop over to the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Tree Program booth to begin!
  • 11am: Music and Tree Walks
    • Vocal stylings of A Capella group B-Side Book Club
    • Inventory Tree Walk #1: Explore the trees of Mt Scott Park
  • 12pm: Eclectic melodies from international recording artist Darka Dusty and her partner Miri Stebivka
  • 1pm: Mayoral Proclamation of Arbor Day featuring City Officials
    • Presentation of 40th anniversary Tree City USA Award to City of Portland
    • Presentation of Tree Campus USA Award to Portland State University
    • Presentation of Naito Community Trees Awards by Urban Forestry Commission
  • 2pm: Music and Tree Walks
    • Dance to the Latin rhythms of Trio Matices
    • Inventory Tree Walk #2: Explore the trees of Mt Scott Park

Calling all Neighborhood Tree Stewards and Neighborhood Tree Teams! Please join us from 10am-12:30pm on Arbor Day for a special workshop and discussion over lunch. Connect with old friends and neighbors! For registration and details click here.